Update (8/9): Along the right, you will now see a picture of each of our lineups. Come back here on Friday night for our Matchweek 1 lineups!
The Fantasy Soccer FC podcast draft took place this past weekend! Your three podcast co-hosts (Brian, Dave, and Scott) and two of their friends (Matt and Joey) have joined for a 5-player draft league. Admittedly, this is not a big league, so every team is going to be stacked. Regardless, you can use this draft as a guide for your own later this week.
The first round, as expected, was heavy on strikers. Brian got things started and surprised us all by not taking his expected #1. Instead, Zlatan fell to Dave at #3. Scott decided to end the early run on forwards by picking Payet as the first midfielder.
- Brian – Harry Kane – TOT
- Matt – Sergio Aguero – MCI
- Dave – Zlatan Ibrahimovic – MUN
- Joey – Romelu Lukaku – EVE
- Scott – Dmitri Payet – WHU
Round #2 saw Scott stay away from forward again by picking the first defender. Midfielders followed from everyone else.
- Scott – Toby Alderweireld – TOT
- Joey – Eden Hazard – CHE
- Dave – Riyad Mahrez – LEI
- Matt – Sadio Mane – LIV
- Brian – Kevin de Bruyne – MCI
The third round was pretty predictable as most of the men continued to fill out their starting midfield. Joey is the first, though, to pick two strikers (Lukaku and Vardy). Scott continued to be contrary by picking the first goalkeeper.
- Brian – Mesut Ozil – ARS
- Matt – Alexis Sanchez – ARS
- Dave – David Silva – MCI
- Joey – Jamie Vardy – LEI
- Scott – David de Gea – MUN
Midfielders and goalkeepers were picked in Round 4. No surprises here.
- Scott – Christian Eriksen – TOT
- Joey – Petr Cech – ARS
- Dave – Hugo Lloris – TOT
- Matt – Roberto Firmino – LIV
- Brian – Dele Alli – TOT
We won’t go through picks 21-75 in their entirety, but here are some notable ones:
27. Joey – Diego Costa – CHE – Will he even be in the Premier League in September?
28. Dave – Leroy Sane – MCI – This is a high pick for a new signing. Will he pay off?
29. Matt – Erik Lamela – TOT – Will he play enough to be worth this pick?
32. Matt – Troy Deeney – WAT – He is taken much higher than his teammate, Odion Ighalo (#58).
38. Dave – Vincent Kompany – MCI – This might seem low for so important a player, but injuries are always a concern.
44. Joey – Andre Ayew – WHU – He was drafted as a Swan, but he is now a Hammer. A good thing for Joey?
55. Scott – Michy Batshuayi – CHE – Will this pick pay off?
66. Scott – Sofiane Feghouli – WHU – Scott takes another new signing in the draft.
70. Brian – Loris Karius – LIV – Brian is counting on a strong start in the league once he returns from injury.
The final round looked like this:
71. Brian – Charlie Daniels – BOU – Can’t criticize this pick in the last round. Daniels was strong last year.
72. Matt – Cesar Azpilicueta – CHE – How well will he, and the rest of the aging Chelsea defense, do?
73. Dave – Seamus Coleman – EVE – Will Ronald Koeman make them better?
74. Joey – Phillippe Coutinho – LIV – Can Klopp’s coaching for a full year make him even better?
75. Scott – Ashley Williams – SWA – Will he stay at Swansea for Scott?
This weekend, look for our draft league lineups right here on our website as we begin the season along with you!